Supporting your success…
Our base product designs are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes
to total solutions Aitech has to offer. The same technological sophistication,
engineering creativity, and manufacturing capability that goes into
our standard designs are also available to help you address a myriad
of technical and logistical challenges revolving around your applications.
Our versatile COTS designs provide broad flexibility for allocating processor
speed, functionality and performance, I/O and memory configurations,
or specifying ruggedization and cooling requirements for your embedded
systems in a very cost-effective manner. We can also modify those baseline
products for your unique requirements at minimal cost.
When a standard or modified COTS package just isn't enough, we can also
help you implement your own design from your own prints, or develop
a totally unique solution to your needs. Our experienced engineering
services department can help you solve even the most complex issues.
At Aitech, we recognize that software can represent the most significant
part of your embedded system in terms of both cost and development
time. That's why we have developed not only extensive third-party operating
system support for our products, but extensive board support packages
(BSPs) and Built-in Test
(BIT) firmware as well. All of our SBCs and related boards, as well as
our PMC products, incorporate full real-time operating systems support
for the best-in-class OS vendors and their leading OS packages. These
include WindRiver VxWorks, Green Hills INTEGRITY, LynuxWorks LynxOS and
Embedded Linux operating systems. And we continue to evaluate, on an
on-going basis, additional operating systems as they may apply to our
products and our customers' OS needs. In addition to extensive OS support,
Aitech offers a variety of board support packages and drivers for specific
Aitech SBC, memory and mezzanine boards, including our exclusive Flash
Memory Manager (FMM) to wear-level and manage your high capacity, non-volatile
Flash disc drives. To further enhance our software offerings and expand
our ability to meet unique
customer needs, we can also provide driver source code to support non-Aitech
SBCs and PMC carriers.
Like our hardware development strategy, our software support program
is a continual, on-going effort designed to take full advantage of evolving
products, programs and technologies. Consult our software specialists
for the very latest on our operating system, BSP and driver and BIT support
For many of our customers, purchasing Aitech COTS subsystems
that they can integrate into complete embedded system solutions is the
most efficient balance of cost and capability. But for those programs
that can benefit from a more comprehensive system solution – whether
prototype system development
or full-scale production – we are also well-versed in fully integrated
hardware systems, including complete assembly, testing and qualification,
and full documentation.
Program and lifecycle configuration management.
Aitech Defense Systems fully understand that in the military and aerospace
industries, reliability is everything...the reliability of our technology
and the reliability of our support. And Aitech has
earned a global reputation for delivering both.We not only have the capability
to design and build the most advanced and reliable Single Board Computers;
I/O, memory and graphics boards; PMCs and subsystem enclosures, but to
effectively support those products throughout the program lifecycle of
a specific production program. Our unrivaled experience and total program
and lifecycle support services ensure that our solutions meet the functional,
environmental and operating requirements as defined by our customers'
specifications, as well as all testing, quality assurance and logistics
All Aitech products are designed to take full advantage of technology
upgrades as they occur. This enables programs to benefit from device
and packaging advances, and obsolescence problems. As a most recent example,
our current generation of PowerPC single board computers, which incorporates
the latest Motorola G4 processors with AltiVec technology, is backwards
compatible with our first generation
processor boards, despite general microprocessor lifecycles in the interim
that have averaged approximately two years. This technology insertion
process has enabled our customers to significantly upgrade their computing
capability through multiple generations of processors as easily as changing
a board and without major alterations to their software or other system
hardware. The time, cost and performance benefits of this easy upgrade
capability are enormous.
In addition to our standard program and lifecycle support, Aitech also
provides a comprehensive suite of optional lifecycle support services
and typically operates as the repair depot for most of our products as
we specialize in obsolescence management from the initial design to out-year
spare and repair support. Whatever it takes to keep your program at peak
performance, Aitech makes it happen.
of component obsolescence.
Just as Aitech helps you keep pace with constantly evolving developments
in electronic component capabilities, we also enable you to avoid the
danger of obsolete components that might
compromise your ability to implement your designs into functional systems.
And component obsolescence
It could happen between the time you design and prototype your system
and the time it is approved for full-scale production. Or it could hamper
your ability to replicate a totally functional design after years of trouble-free
performance in the field. Beyond initial subsystem development and implementation,
Aitech can also help you keep your subsystems designs viable despite the
ever-present threat of component obsolescence.
Quality assurance, testing, and support.
Our historical record for reliability in the most challenging conditions
is an excellent example of the quality you get from every Aitech solution.
Backed by a total corporate commitment, quality assurance is a pervasive
component in every aspect of Aitech product design, development, and
manufacturing– from evaluation of contract requirements,
through purchasing, inspection and testing of incoming components,
to final production, testing, and
Our ISO 9001, ISO 9002, IPC-A-610, and NASA JPL certifications, as well
as continuous inspections, are your assurance of our ability to deliver
consistent performance to exacting specifications. Global companies that
rely on our quality include:
BAE Systems, Boeing, British Aerospace, Fujitsu, General Dynamics, L-3
Communications, Lockheed Martin, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI), Nippon
Avionics, Northrop Grumman, Titan, Toshiba, Rafael, Raytheon and United
Defense, among many others.
Every product we supply is fully documented with easy-to-understand explanations,
step-by-step procedures, and extensive use of graphics and block diagrams
to provide a thorough understanding of the unit. Even after delivery,
experienced service personnel are available around-the-clock to provide
short-term and long-term hardware and application support.
From boards to subsystems; from your application development to system
deployment; Aitech is there to ensure the success of your Land, Sea,
Air or Space program.